- Every student needs to read books that touch upon the subject that they are pursuing. Similarly, Computer Science students also need to read some must-read books that will help them understand their subject better. But, which are the best books that every Computer Science student should read? We will present a list of the best books that every Computer Science student must read.
- If you are a Computer Science Student, you have made the right choice of reading this blog post.
- As mentioned above, in this blog post, we will be covering the top 10 books that every Computer Science student must-read.
List of the Top 10 Books for Computer Science students
Here’s the list:
1) Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions –
- This book written by the computer programmer/poet and Psychology and Cognitive Science professor-duo, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths, is the first name on our list of the top 10 books for Computer Science students. This book beautifully connects the problems that we face in our daily lives and those faced by computer programmers which they try to solve by the use of algorithms.
2) Explain the Cloud Like I am 10 –
- This book written by Todd Hoff is also one of the top 10 books for Computer Science students. It is a simple yet comprehensive book that explains the cloud to the people who don’t but whom you work with. Not only this, but this book also explains not-so-simple computing matters in a lucid language.
3) Cloud Computing from Beginning to End –
- If you want to know cloud migration, inside and out, this book by Ray Rafaels is a perfect choice. Not only this, but you can also know the origins of cloud computing, business applications that can be built with the help of it, and troubleshooting, among others.
4) Algorithmic Puzzles –
- This book by Anany Levitin is also one of the top 10 books for Computer Science students. This book contains algorithmic puzzles which you can solve to brush up on your programming skills. Not only this, but this fun book can also help you crack job interviews.
5) Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs –
- This book is written by faculty members of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of MIT, Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, and Julie Sussman. This book with its useful insights will help you become a programmer par excellence and is apparently a huge hit with hackers.
6) The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics –
- This book by Ben Buchanan is also one of the top 10 books for Computer Science students. This book studies cyber breaches and attempts to determine the scope of international cyber-sabotage and espionage and also its limits.
7) Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design –
- This book written by Michael Hernandez is written in prose form and deals with everything related to relational databases – from types of databases to models of databases to their implementation, and so many other aspects.
8) Driven –
- This book by Alex Davies is also one of the top 10 books for Computer Science students. This book beautifully describes the science behind self-driven cars. Not only this, but it also throws light on the humans behind self-driven cars. Who are they? Investors, creators, and others.
9) The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey to Mastery –
- This highly-rated book by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt is the next name on our list of the top 10 books for Computer Science students. If you want to be a professional programmer, you must have this book in your possession to know the A to Z of programming.
10) Code Complete 2: a Practical Handbook of Software Construction –
- This book written by Steve McConnell is also one of the best books for Computer Science students. If you want to be good at software development, you need to know the fundamentals of software development along with code examples. This book helps you learn the same.
- These were the top 10 books that every/ Computer Science student should read. They will certainly help you be an excellent programmer. They are not only popular but also essential for understanding the concepts clearly. If not all, at least some of the above books should adorn your shelf. After all, your library should be enough to tell its visitors that the owner is a programmer.